One of the best habits I feel that I’ve created is that of locating my habits/routines/quirks/patterns and trying to break them. I look for little things that I do repeatedly — the way I move my head when asked a question, the facial expression on my face when I’m talking, the way I fidget in my chair when I get uncomfortable — and then I try to do something different.
I find that having such awareness allows me to quickly identify bigger habits, especially those that are detrimental to my well-being.
Habits are incredibly powerful and allowing ourselves to form habits and then forget about them can have disastrous long-term effects. As you said, undoing and avoiding those negative habits is a life-long process! 🙂